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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories provided by RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
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    See, experience & learn through the wonder of technology as this facility brings history to life. Royal Flying Doctor Service Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day. -Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the birth and growth of the RFDS. -Two Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy who answer selected questions from a touch panel. -Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses. -A decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that allows visitors inside the aircraft and experience a fully aero medically equipped fitout. -Pedal Radio invented by Alf Traeger and used by people of the Outback. -Story Boards that provide very informative reading of the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  Bombing of Darwin Harbour Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology.  -Life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant was the Commanding Officer of the USS William B Preston narrates his own version of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour. -Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima who answer selected questions from a touch panel. -Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour. This production is the pinnacle of a movie production for VR. Never before seen production of this magnitude. -Full size replica Japanese Zero aircraft hangs from the ceiling. -Replica of Camilla the Flying Boat that escaped from Darwin Harbour and its story. -Window of 1942 and aerial view of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that comes to life showing the bombing and aircraft fire of the first raid. -Story Boards that provide very informative reading and pictures of what took place on February 19th
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Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • The facility experiences are self-guided, we do host the first part of the visit and tailor to our demographic
Exclusions
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenirs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The facility is indoors and air-conditioned. There is audio translation for the hologram cinema sessions in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese.
  • There is complete disability access and a number of seating options throughout the facility for all guests
  • The facility has a gift shop in the center of the facility and are co-branded RFDS with RM Williams in a great clothing and belt range. We also offer a wide selection of RFDS and Bombing of Darwin branded products ranging from T-shirts, hats, books and other great collectibles.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Covid Safety Plan
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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PageSydney wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia97 contributions46 helpful votes
This must be one of the best museum/attraction that I have ever been to, here or overseas. It provides information such as a history of the RFDS, the bombing of Darwin, Rev Flynn and life on outback stations. The holograms and the 3D virtual reality of the bombing of Darwin is
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are absolutely delighted to receive such a positive review - thank you! The Darwin RFDS Tourist facility team really appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We agree the VR experience is immersing and are excited to present the two iconic stories from one iconic location through the wonders of technology. Our team is very proud of the RFDS history and the presentation of "Papa" the decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft. Thank you very much for review. Kind Regards Sam
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ScottMcEwan wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions9 helpful votes
I agree with other reviewers. Don't think about it - just go! You won't be quite prepared for the awesome and almost frighteningly realistic holographic experience. Truly an eye-opener. That's not just about the extent of the bombing of Darwin in 1942 but about what the RFDS
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from sambennett2016, General Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and wonderful review!. The Darwin RFDS Tourist Facility team really appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy to hear you valued everything our museum has to offer.
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Nicki P wrote a review Nov 2020
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Two words MIND BLOWING. We went and visited The Royal Flying Doctor Service(RFDS) Museum & the Bombing of Darwin Harbour. Truly, one of the best interactive experiences showcasing & providing information on not only the RFDS and the invaluable work they do. But the Bombing of
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Response from sambennett2016, General Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Responded 17 Nov 2020
WOW, thanks for you wonderful review!!. We are happy to hear that our interactive, state-of-the art experiences helped bring both important stories to life for you. Regards Sam
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Melissa B wrote a review Nov 2020
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We were a group of 6 who weren’t really sure what to expect. We were all impressed with this place. So interactive and informative about the bombing of Darwin and the history behind the RFDS. It really was an unexpected highlight. Staff were informed and friendly. Would highly
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Response from sambennett2016, General Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Responded 17 Nov 2020
Thanks for your Brilliant review.! Our team are very happy to hear your group all appreciated the experience and learned more about the work of the RFDS and the Bombing of Darwin. Regards Sam
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06magoo wrote a review Nov 2020
Trinity Beach, Australia150 contributions42 helpful votes
A real eye opener, this is a must do on your visit to Darwin. Talking holograms, interactive displays. The bombing of Darwin in virtual reality. I found this place while I was on the hop on hop off red bus. Buy your RFDS tickets from the bus driver it's a bit cheaper if you
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Thank you for your great review ! We agree the Virtual Reality experience is amazing and we hope that you used the RFDS pass-out to enjoy lunch or a snack from the food outlets on the Wharf, before re-joining us in the air-conditioning to continue discovering the two iconic stories of the RFDS and the Bombing of Darwin Harbour Kind Regards Sam
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Kev-A_Darwin
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Good educational value
Lived in Darwin a long time and finally got to see this attraction and would go there again. The ladies on duty the
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Melissa P
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A must see
This place is definitely a must see if your visiting Darwin. Its right on the waterfront so amazing views. The RFDS
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oldie_9
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Check it out
When on the wharf this is at least a once visit. The bombing of Darwin, RFDS displays and general displays are well
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X8632DZbrianw
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Amazing virtual reality show
I stopped in here after walking out to the wharf for lunch, and I found it really interesting. Great history of the
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Jan W
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2 for the price of one!
The facility offers 2 different experiences, an amazing 3D interactive bombing of Darwin and the more traditional R
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kerri_lee_60
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RFDS what a fantastic organisation!
Went here as I know Previous CEO of RFDS could not have been happier with this visit saw and learnt a lot about th
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pate932
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Worthwhile visiting
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility well presented and most interesting. Staff were very helpful. Presentations about th
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tailahm2020
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Incredible
Amazing virtual reality experiences throughout. Highly recommend. lovely staff and very informative.
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rgale999
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top end stay
Very informative, good value . Good way to find out more about history of Darwin and RFDS. Nicely airconditioned t
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LoverOfPhi
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Great History Lesson
Enjoyed our visit with our son who is a History buff. Loved the Virtual Reality of the Darwin Bombing. It was so li
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321juneg
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Must visit in Darwin
lots on info on RFDS and the bombing of Darwin. Great virtual reality experience of the WW2 bombing of Darwin. Grea
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glenp530
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At last - a museum that the kids actually love!
One of the must do's of Darwin. The visual displays are Hollywood standard. Kids of all ages (0-100) will love this
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R525LKsamc
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Worth a visit!
A great little modern museum with good interactive displays, virtual reality and small cinema. Both the bombing of
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kevincO1776PK
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Great interactive experience
Make sure you leave enough time for this interesting exhibition. There is a lot to see and experience.
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lizmullinar
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good but the Military museum is better
Enjoyed the trip but there is not a lot to see, worth it if you are in the area but not worth a special trip to
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